Fresno County Supervisor Debbie Poochigian Attends Coffee Talk in Prather, CA
Fresno County Supervisor Debbie Poochigian participated in the Fresno County Farm Bureau’s Coffee Talk on Friday, October 24th in Prather, CA. Residents had an opportunity to ask questions as well as hear a presentation that included Supervisor Poochigian, Fresno County Sheriff Margaret Mims, and Farm Bureau Executive Director Ryan Jacobsen160;
(Pictured L to R – Fire Chief Mark Johnson; Ryan Jacobsen – Executive Director – Fresno County Farm Bureau; Sheriff Margaret Mims and Supervisor Debbie Poochigian)
Sierra Vista Library Ribbon Cutting
Supervisor Debbie Poochigian Attends Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for the New Sierra Vista Library
Fresno County Supervisor Debbie Poochigian attended a ribbon cutting ceremony for Fresno County’s latest library branch located in the Sierra Vista Mall in Clovis, CA on May 1st 2014. Unlike any other in the county, the library is actually a user friendly kiosk with over three hundred and forty bestselling books, movies and video games. “I am so excited to have this kiosk in the Sierra Vista Mall where it is conveniently located for many residents to use,” said Supervisor Debbie Poochigian who represents Clovis, CA on the Fresno County Board of Supervisors.
The Sierra Vista Library is the first indoor library vending unit located in a shopping mall in the country. Customers can utilize the kiosk to order books from other branches, return or renew library items and view the Fresno County Public Library catalog.he library is conveniently open during mall hours, which are:
Monday thru Friday – 6:30 am to 9:00 pm
Saturday – 6:30 am to 8:00 pm
Sunday – 6:30 am to 6:00 pm
Poochigian Ag Scholarship Awarded
On May 28, 2014, Supervisor Debbie Poochigian awarded two seniors from Sierra High School with the annual Poochigian Ag Scholarship. In its fifth year, the Poochigian Ag Scholarship is offered to graduating seniors of Sierra High School who plan to continue their education and pursue a career in agriculture. “My family background in farming continues to provide me with a great deal of satisfaction and pride,” said Supervisor Poochigian, who has long time family roots in agriculture in Fresno County.
Board of Supervisors Honor Teacher Paul Lake
On May 20, 2014, the Fresno County Board of Supervisors honored Buchanan High School Teacher Paul Lake for being selected by the California League of High Schools as the 2014 State High School Educator of the Year. Mr. Lake has been teaching for twenty-six years and is a resident of District 5.
Supervisor Poochigian Sponsors Proclamation Recognizing the 100th Anniversary of the Clovis Rodeo
On Thursday, April 22nd 2014 Fresno County Supervisor Debbie Poochigian sponsored a proclamation recognizing the 100th Anniversary of the Clovis Rodeo. Started in 1914 by the Clovis Women's Club as a way of bringing friends together to celebrate their community, the Clovis Rodeo is one of the oldest rodes in America. Each year proceeds from the Clovis Rodeo is generously donated to many local non-profit organizations. Supervisor Poochigian has been a longtime supporter of the Clovis Rodeo.
Supervisor Poochigian Welcomes Youth
This year for the annual Youth In Government Day held on March 7that the Fresno County Hall of Records, Supervisor Debbie Poochigian was pleased to welcome the eighth grade students in opening comments which included some background and history of the Board of Supervisors and their role. The participating youth listened attentively as Supervisor Poochigian discussed her long time roots in Fresno County.
The day included several speakers from the federal, state, and local level.
Remembrance of Armenian Genocide
On Thursday, April 22nd 2014 the Fresno County Board of Supervisors unanimously passed a resolution sponsored by Supervisor Henry Perea and Supervisor Debbie Poochigian proclaiming “the 24th Day of April 2014 as the 99th commemoration of the Armenian Genocide, a day known as the Remembrance of the Armenian Genocide.” Supervisor Poochigian has joined Supervisor Perea in sponsoring similar resolutions every year since being elected to the Fresno County Board of Supervisors in 2008. Accepting the resolution was Dr. Sergio La Porta, Professor of Armenian Studies at California State University, Fresno.
(Pictured from left to right: Supervisor Henry Perea, Dr. Sergio La Porta and Supervisor Debbie Poochigian)
The Fresno County Board of Supervisors proclaimed March 29th 2014 as Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) Walk to Cure Diabetes Day in the County of Fresno. In the United States, a new case of diabetes is diagnosed every 30-seconds. In the Central Valley, diabetes touches nearly one out of every ten people. Receiving the proclamation was Chris Christopherson (pictured with his wife Kara and youngest daughtersHaley and Molly).
The Fresno County Board of Supervisors honored the "March of Dimes of Fresno County" in their efforts to improve the health of pregnant women, infants and children, and prevent premature birth and infant mortality, by declaring January 2012 to be "Kick Off in Support of March for Babies" - an effort to raise awareness and participation in the April 14, 2012 March of Dimes Walk.
Representatives from the Central Valley Chapter – California Women for Agriculture, the Jordan College of Agricultural Sciences and Technology, Fresno County Farm Bureau, the Ag Commissioner’s Office, and Fowler FFA were present during the March 6 Board of Supervisor’s meeting, which proclaimed March 4-10, 2012 to be “National Agriculture Week” in Fresno County.
Social Worker Appreciation Month
The Fresno County Board of Supervisors honored social workers during the month of March for their dedication to individuals, families and communities everywhere through service delivery, research, education and advocacy.
On December 13, 2011, The Board of Supervisors adopted a resolution honoring longtime local radio personality, Dennis Hart on the occasion of his retirement from KMJ radio. Dennis is joined by his wife, Sharon and son, Bradley to celebrate this special acknowledgement.
U.S. Constitution Day was celebrated at the Fresno County Board of Supervisors Meeting on September 13, 2011 recognizing the observance of the formation and signing of the Constitution in 1787 – the day our Founding Fathers secured the blessings of freedom for all Americans for generations to come. Members of the Fresno County and City Republican Women, Federated appeared before the Board. Pictured left to right are Adair Murphy, Mary Ann Dews-President, Susan L. Abbott, and Cheryl Storer. Photo by Mike Chen.
Supervisor Poochigian encourages everyone to develop a love of reading. September will be Library Card Sign-Up Month. Your library card is free and is a passport to a world of ideas and imagination.
On May 17, 2011, the Fresno County Board of Supervisors presented a Proclamation acknowledging the 2010-2011 Varsity Basketball Team of the Clovis North Educational Center as the Division 2 Central Valley Section Championship that included nine members of the varsity team in the school’s first graduating class.
Pictured left to right: Team Captain, Ben Huffman, Head Coach, Rob Streeter, Assistant Coaches Colin Slater and Casey Musick, and Fresno County Employee Vera Scott-Slater. Click here to view the Proclamation by the Board of Supervisors.
Photo credit – Mike Chen
Juror Appreciation Week is proclaimed at the May 3, 2011 Fresno County Board of Supervisors Meeting in honor of the thousands of citizens who perform jury service. The Honorable Robert H. Oliver, Fresno County Superior Court Judge and Sherry Spears, Juror Services Manager are pictured with the Board Members. Photo by Mike Chen.
A Proclamation honoring the The Salvation Army for 121 years of dedicated service to the community took place at the May 3, 2011 Fresno County Board of Supervisors Meeting. Major Moises Guerrero accepted the Proclamation. Photo by Mike Chen.
Supervisor Poochigian attended the Community Resource Fair in Prather in June. During her visit she greeted constituents, discussed local concerns and supplied information about Fresno County. This third annual event provides residents the opportunity to meet with community and professional service organizations. Photo courtesy of Pat Gallegos/Mountain Press.
View the Board of Supervisors' Resolution
Coach Bob Bennett, Fresno State’s legendary baseball coach was inducted into the College Baseball Hall of Fame in July in ceremonies in Lubbock, Texas. Supervisor Poochigian initiated a Resolution from the Board of Supervisors acknowledging Coach Bennett’s outstanding career and acknowledging his recent honor. Friends of Mr. Bennett were in attendance at the July 13th Board Meeting. Pictured in front of the Board members are (left-to-right) Tom Summers, Bob Bennett, Bruce Farris and Tom Kane.
On April 13, 2010 the Fresno County Board of Supervisors adopted a Resolution recognizing the John Wash Elementary School as a recipient of the National School of Excellence Blue Ribbon Award.
On hand to accept the Resolution and represent John Wash Elementary were (pictured left to right)
Donna Vincenti, Curriculum Support Advisor
Desirae Vazquez, Student
Trevor Herring, Student
Peter Filippi, School Board Trustee
Supervisor Poochigian addressed a gathering of local students at the 2010 Hacemos High Technology Day at Fresno’s AT&T Headquarters. She talked about the importance of staying in school and preparing for life after high school graduation. The day’s events also included a video conference link to students in 19 locations throughout the country.